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Media coverage of stand your ground laws deters crime in some cities, but not in others

Ren, Ling, Zhang, Yan and Zhao, Jihong Solomon (2015) Media coverage of stand your ground laws deters crime in some cities, but not in others. USApp - American Politics and Policy Blog (07 Dec 2015). Website.

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Abstract

So-called ‘stand your ground laws’ – which give people the right to use deadly force to defend themselves – have now been in place for a decade. In new research which uses a Texas shooting incident as a case study, Ling Ren, Yan Zhang, and Jihong “Solomon” Zhao examine whether or not the publicity over shooting incidents where the law is invoked helps to deter crime – specifically residential and business burglaries. They find that such media coverage of high-profile incidents does have a deterrent effect in some nearby cities, but not in others.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author(s) CC BY-NC 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JC Political theory
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
K Law > K Law (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 08 May 2017 13:19
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2020 23:22
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/75952

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